The puck is the one Bossy used to score his 50th goal in the 50th game of the 1980-81 season. The Islanders forward was just the second player in NHL history to score 5o goals through in the first 50 games of a season.
The seller is fan Jake Jacobson, who has had the puck since he received it as a gift in 1988. Jacobson was a swim instructor on Long Island and taught Bossy's daughter. On the final day of summer she gave him a gift, which he later discovered was the historic item.
Jacobson said he tried to return the puck after he realized what it was and its significance. The long-time Islanders fan wanted a face-to-face meeting so he could return it, but it wasn't until recently that Bossy expressed interest in getting the puck back. The Hockey Hall of Fame is also working to get the puck.
"I tried to do the right thing, but he was always so dismissive and condescending," Jacobson said. "I never even use the word 'money' in my writing [to Bossy and the Islanders]. I mean, I’m an Islanders fan. He was always my favorite player on my favorite team."
Seven people have bid on the puck so far and the latest bid stands at $5,300. The auction ends on Sunday.